Bits ‘n Pieces for January 3, 2013

News and notes from around the interweb:

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Gary, I completed my app and never heard back from them. I’ve followed up and still haven’t heard back. Do you think calling is wroth the effort?

  2. Any idea if the instant gold at Hilton is still working? I used it last march and my gold status will be running out at the end of march.

  3. Hey Gary — Lucky may be wrong that this is a change. I’m pretty sure that’s how it worked in PMUA as well.

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